TMEP 1609.09: Amendment of Registered Mark from Supplemental to Principal Register Not Permitted

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1609.09    Amendment of Registered Mark from Supplemental to Principal Register Not Permitted

A registration on the Supplemental Register may not be amended to the Principal Register.  If the owner of a registration wishes to seek registration on the Principal Register of a mark for which it owns a registration on the Supplemental Register, the owner must file a new application.  Under 15 U.S.C. §1062(a), a mark must be published for opposition before it can be registered on the Principal Register.